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LED Strip Lights – The Basics

July 9, 2012   

FlexConnect LED StripLED Strip uses a series of low voltage LED’s mounted on a strip (obviously!). There are different types of LED offering different levels of light output but all are reliable and cheap to run. As they are low voltage they will require a power transformer (often called a driver or power supply) to reduce the mains voltage to 12 or 24v as required.

Single Colour LED strip is easy – you just need a power supply and the strip. Connect them together and it will light up! Just make sure that the voltage and polarity is correct and that’s it.

Single Colour Requirements:

4 Comments
Dean
June 20, 2013 at 11:35 am

LED strip lights are becoming very popular, they last for a long time, they are energy efficient and lets face it they are really cool. Having a remote contol system where by you can change the colors and dim the light is even cooler!

June 26, 2013 at 10:50 am

Hi Dean,

Quite agree, we are currently expanding our strip range due to demand, our ready to go kits are very popular. It’s the future, for now!

Mitch

Dave Morris
October 23, 2014 at 3:31 pm

Hi everyone, can I ask for some help. I bought some LED strip lights from Aldi and now need to wire them into the purpose built light swith which was put in by our electrician whilst the kitchen was being built.

The electricity wires are all taped up waiting for me to connect the LED’s. The LED’s are multicoloured and come with a remote control, and the specs say the following

Colour temp – 3000k

Rated power – 20W

Mains adaptor = 230 -240 V / 50 HZ
Output voltage 12 v / 2A

My question is, how do I connect all the ends of the LED’s to the electricity cable – do I need a transformer or simmilar?

Any help would be welcome – Thanks Dave

October 25, 2014 at 3:12 pm

Hi Dave, You will need a driver/transformer that connects to the mains and the other end to the start of the LED Strip. Make sure the driver is the correct output voltage and the wattage is enough to power the amount of strip you have. We have many to choose from at http://www.yourwelcome.co.uk.

Mitch Conyard

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